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Realtek driver and microphone issues

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I hope this is considered on topic for this sub section, if I'm out of bounds then you have my apologies.

On with the issue, I recently re-formated my hard drive a little while back, and soon found out that my microphone wasn't working. I'm using the latest version of Realtek's HD Audio driver, and I've determined that my microphone is not the problem (I tested the mic on another computer). I've spent about 2 hours fiddling around trying to get it to work, but to no avail. Interestingly enough, after every reinstall of the Realtek driver, the microphone works fine for about 10 seconds, but then all signal appears to cut out.

Things I've attempted so far:
A: Multiple fresh reinstalls of the Realtek driver. After uninstalling I rebooted in safe mode and cleaned any last remnants out with Driver Sweeper.
B: System restore to 2 days ago just after the reformat and pre-program/driver installation.
C: Miscellaneous tweaking with no real goal, but nevertheless done for experimental purposes in the Realtek control panel.

It would be great if I could get some assistance with this, that way I can communicate with Medics about to Ubercharge me on your excellent TF2 server and prevent myself from doing something completely stupid =P
post #2 of 5
Check the cable might be stripped or torn, check your windows sound options make sure its set to the correct devices.
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post #3 of 5
i had the same issue with mine once, changes headsets to a cheap crapy wallmart one and worked fine sense. some times i have noticed it wont recognize the mic properly and sets it to line in mode. under the settings you have to configure it to mic input by right clicking on the pink mic icon on the analog input display of the reltek mgr.
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i had the same issue with mine once, changes headsets to a cheap crapy wallmart one and worked fine sense. some times i have noticed it wont recognize the mic properly and sets it to line in mode. under the settings you have to configure it to mic input by right clicking on the pink mic icon on the analog input display of the reltek mgr.
I was totally not expecting this to work, but it did!

I find that to be rather bizarre, considering my headset microphone works fine on the other 2 computers I've tested it on. Oh well, life goes on.
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some times it is in the manufactoring process they mess up. if the plug is supposed to be .9mm and they make it .8 or .7 it can make the contacts not touch properly to work right. i know it is bigger than .9 but that was just used as an example.
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